Consumers urged to shop around if they want a better deal for electricity and heating

 In Energy Bills

Millions of people have been going ‘energy shopping’ to save themselves money for their gas and electricity.

Switching hit a six-year high last year as more households shopped around for a better home energy deal, according to UK energy watchdog Ofgem.

In 2016, 7.7 million gas or electricity switches took place ‒ the highest level since 2010.

Plus, with the potential to save around £230 a year by switching, it’s even more important to compare prices.

If you’re looking to switch supplier, you can use one of the many energy comparison websites out there, but preferably one that is signed up to Ofgem’s Confidence Code.

Shop around for the best deal

There are great savings available, so it pays to shop around. It’s absolutely crucial that people don’t take it for granted that they already have the best deal.

But if you want to completely free yourself from fluctuating energy prices, it’s worth looking at renewable sources such as solar power.

Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels capture energy from the sun and transform it into electricity for the home.

Being self-sufficient gives you freedom from rising energy prices in the future. Not only that, but you can get paid for using the electricity you make thanks to a Government-backed incentive scheme called the Feed-in-Tariff.

And on top of the income generated from this initiative, you can also sell the electricity you don’t use back to the Grid.

This all goes to show that solar power really is an investment worth making.

Renewable heating

You can also harness the power of nature to keep your home warm, ending your dependence on traditional gas or oil powered central heating.

Drawing on the free natural resources that surround us will cut your carbon footprint and significantly reduce your household bills, too.

Green heating options include an air source heat pump, which works by harvesting air from outside and using it to create heat for the home.

Another environmentally friendly alternative to traditional central heating is a combi thermodynamic solar system.

The great thing about thermodynamic panels is that they work day and night – and at low temperatures. They operate 365 days of the year, come rain, wind, hail, snow or shine.

To find out more about renewable sources of electricity or heating, call 01782 756995 or click here to request a call back.

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